Definition of Telanthropus in US English:

Telanthropus

noun

historical
  • An extinct hominid known from fossil fragments found in a cave at Swartkrans near Sterkfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa, formerly known asTelanthropus capensis but now assigned to Homo erectus or a related form.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Science News. From scientific Latin Telanthropus, former genus name from ancient Greek τέλος + scientific Latin -anthropus man, human.

Pronunciation

Telanthropus

/tɪˈlanθrəpəs/